Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme was introduced for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal pursuing higher studies. These scholarships are given for an year with a condition of renewal based on satisfactory academic performance.
Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Scholarship
- Class-XI – Post Graduate level
- Government of West Bengal
- Poor and meritorious students of West Bengal for pursuing higher studies
The students of post-Madhyamik levels in regular courses who are domiciled in West Bengal and studying in one of the educational institutions of this State after passing out from the State Board/ Council of Secondary/ Higher Secondary Education and Madrasah Siksha Parishad or a University of West Bengal, set up by State Act, whose upper ceiling for family income has been fixed at Rs.2,50,000/- per annum. may apply for West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means scholarship. The are several categories of West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme and students can apply for any of the scheme on the basis of their educational qualification.
The Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Scholarship schemes are :
- For Scholarshi ps at Higher Secondary level
Scholarship Amount – Rs.1000/- p.m.
Eligibility – At least 75% in aggregate in Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent as stated above excluding optional elective subject. Students who are enrolled in Class-XI on passing the Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent examination in the current academic year are eligible to apply
- For the Under Graduate level scholarships
Scholarship Amount – Rs.1000/- to Rs.5000/- p.m
Eligibility -Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks, consisting of two language subjects and three best elective subjects. Students who are enrolled in the first year of Under Graduate Course after passing the H.S.Exam or its equivalent in the current academic year are eligible to apply.
- For scholarships at Diploma (Polytechnic) level
Scholarship Amount – Rs.1500/- p.m
Eligibility -Students who are enrolled after passing-out in Secondary (M.P.) Examination or its equivalent as stated above for first year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses [H.S. Examination or its Equivalent for Diploma in Pharmacy or Modern Office Practice & Management of 2 year duration ] and after passing-out in West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training courses which is equivalent to H.S. Examination for 2nd year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses on lateral entry basis will be eligible to apply. Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate [excluding the marks secured in the optional elective subject, if any]
- For the Post-Graduate level scholarships
Scholarship Amount – Rs.2000/- to Rs.5000/- p.m.
Eligibility – (At least 55% marks in Honours subjects at the Graduation level. Students who are enrolled in the first year class of Post Graduate Course in general education after passing the Graduation with Honours in the current academic year are eligible to apply.
Different categories of applicants will have to submit their applications to different offices as mentioned here under in online or offline mode :
i) Class-XI students
Commissioner of School Education, W.B., (Training & Examination Cell),
Bikash Bhavan, 7th floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
ii) The 1st year students of UG and PG Courses in general education (Arts, Commerce and Science) and other professional courses approved by UGC, excluding Engineering & Medical
Directorate of Public Instruction, W.B., Scholarship & Stipend Section
Bikash Bhavan, 9th floor, North Wing, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
iii) The student pursuing 1st year or 2nd year Polytechnic Diploma Course after passing Madhyamik Pariksha/ Higher Secondary or its equivalent examination
Directorate of Technical Education & Training, West Bengal,
Bikash Bhavan, 10th floor, East Wing (North), Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
iv) The 1st year UG and PG courses (Engineering & Technology) and other professional Engineering courses of equivalent stature approved by AICTE
Directorate of Technical Education, West Bengal,
Bikash Bhavan, 10th floor, East Wing (South), Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
v) The 1st year UG (Medical) courses like MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS and UG Nursing –
Directorate of Medical Education West Bengal,
‘Swasthya Bhavan’, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
Detailed particulars of the ‘West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme’ along with proforma of Application Form, Model Proforma for Income Affidavit and Income Certificate may be available from the abovementioned Government offices and the following website :- eservices.wb.gov.in
Applications should preferably made online through the above mentioned website followed by sending the filled up application generated from the website along with requisite enclosures (e.g. certificates, declaration etc.) to the offices mentioned above within the due date. Applicants applying offline will submit the applications hand written/ typed or downloadable from the above mentioned website, along with requisite enclosures (e.g. certificates, declaration etc.) in envelopes to the offices mentioned above within the due date. The words, “Application for Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for pursuing …………….*Course of studies” is to be clearly written on the envelope. All applicants submitting ONLINE applications should paste the bar-code printed on the downloaded form on the envelope that is to be submitted to the respective offices mentioned above.
In this connection it is to be noted that all UG/ PG level applications should mandatorily be submitted online as described above.
* (The name of the course in which admission taken during the academic year 20.. is to be mentioned)
Duly completed applications along with requisite enclosures and a recent passport sized and signed photograph properly affixed on the application form must reach / be submitted to the Government Offices mentioned above before the last date of submission of application form. It may be noted here that duly filled in and completed applications will only be considered for awarding Scholarships. Level-wise number of awardees will be selected considering both merit and means of the applicants from the valid applications received within the last date of receiving applications. Applications received after the last date of submission will be summarily rejected without showing any reason.
The notification of West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme comes out in September each year. Usually the last date of submission of application is by November/ December.
1. Candidates opting for these scholarships and found eligible, will not be allowed to enjoy any other Governmental (Central/State) scholarship or stipend for the same course / stage of study. However, one time grant or assistance received from any source, or free or partly free studentship allowed by the host institutions will not debar the students from availing of the benefits of the Scheme. In case of suppression of fact of getting double scholarships from the Government Authorities for the same course of study the scholarships granted shall be cancelled automatically and the scholarships payee shall be asked to refund the amount at once.
2. For renewal of scholarship, application with “continuity Certificate” from the head of the educational institution must be deposited to the concerned scholarship sanctioning authority within one month from the date of his/her admission in the next higher class due to promotion by passing in the first attempt.
Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Scholarship Contact
Government of West Bengal
Science & Technology and Biotechnology Department
Toll Free Help Line: 1800 102 8014 (10 AM to 6 PM) Except Sundays.